Developments in the Practice of Physician-Assisted Death Since Its Legalization in the Netherlands

Jacob J.E. Koopman, MD, PhD*

Public prostitution, freely available marijuana, conventional same-sex marriage—yet the Netherlands is, perhaps, best known around the world for pioneering physician-assisted death. Outside of the country, its reputation is easily misconceived and sometimes blown out of proportion. For example, in 2012 the Dutch were astonished to hear this assertion of former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum . . .  Full Text

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